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Canyon de Chelly depicted in thick oils and bold color, by artist Erin Hanson

Canyon Wash



30 x 40 in



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About the Painting

Spring greens emerge in the canyon wash of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. This dramatic canyon, a little sister of the Grand Canyon, is a beautiful place to hike and horseback ride. The brush strokes in this painting are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture.


ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms, and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other havens of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, which is now taught in art schools around the world. With thousands of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, and she is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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